The name Aldwey is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the Germanic personal name Aldway
which was derived from Aeoelwig,
which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Aldwey family
The surname Aldwey was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Aldwey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldwey research.Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1279, 1279, 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1561, 1645, 1584, 1645, 1704 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Aldwey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aldwey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Aldwey has been spelled many different ways, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldwey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldwey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Aldweys to arrive in North America: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.